|This device is based on an original JPTR FERNWEH PCB, it lacks the expression pedal inputs and the EFX loop of the original pedals, that i highly recommend. If you are not interested in this one-off build, please support them. Here’s the description in the words of the designer:|
This expansive delay is more than a temporal effects pedal. It is a trampoline between the unsophisticated and habitual, or the wondrous and the uncommon. Its fast response and dynamic range make it a perfect live tool for haunting sceneries and frenetic solos. The FERNWEH (Wanderlust in German) is, without a doubt, a delay pedal that wants to take you places.
· Vintage-voiced Dual Delay - from classic rhythmic tape-like echoes to otherworldly cascading dreamscapes
· Warp Switch - instantly jump between two different delay times
· Feedback Switch - hold to momentarily max out feedback, for walls of rolling ambience
· Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU
(centre -, 2.1 mm, <80 mA current draw)
The FERNWEH operates as two stacked delays that can be controlled separately, to cover your sound in a soft, atmospheric haze. This unique design allows the player to configure different time settings between the two delays, which can often result in elaborate rhythmic patterns or reverberating textures, followed by a lush trail.
In addition, FERNWEH sports a momentary switch for infinite self-oscillation and another switch to warp between time settings, switching from time A to B repeatedly. Set the time settings further apart for a rich, textured delay warping into a drenched, glistening reverb. Turn both times up and swap back and forth between the launch into space and the shattering descent back into orbit. Throughout all of this, the FERNWEH’s core sound always remains soft and familiarly vintage.
While the two delay signals are always running into each other, you can easily isolate either delay simply by turning down one of the mixes, and voilà - a straightforward delay.
However, for those of you who find yourselves looking to further push the limits of the FERNWEH, we suggest dimming the mix knob. A light boost will be engaged with the mix turned all the way up, adding some extra dirt for your sonic extravaganza.
And here’s a demo-video, in which someone uses a guitar with the pedal, but it works well with bass, synth and my usual noise sources as well.
The enclosure is handmade by grm from recycled materials. The wooden frame is made from cut-off boards of the METSÄÄN studios annex construction site, painted with a metallic grey paint, mixed from two old found paint cans. The faceplate and bottom is cut from a huge piece of a rusty zinced iron sheet, that i found in out yard from previous inhabitants, who luckily were hoarders (KEEPERS) as well. (The price does not include power adapter, it should be fine with a 9V DC (center negative, boss-style) one-spot solution.)
Size: 195 X 145 X 60 (including knobs) mm
In/Out: 6.3mm mono sockets
Power: 2.1mm DC socket, center negative, ‘boss-style’
Hinta: 200 €